My first thoughts on G+ iPhone app:
I love the layout of this app. It has 5 sections in addition to the notification bar at the bottom. Check-in service(Latitude) is integrated in a seamless fashion.
Love the way they divided this section into three separated views. You can use swipe gesture for this. Couple of feature requests though
1. Reposting and deleting the posts are very unintuitive. Make it easy to do it. May be a swipe action?
2. Allow users to customize the streams.
This a very neat feature. It’s pretty much like Facebook messages with two key differentiators:
1. Seamless integration with the main flow.
2. You can add circles and send messages in very few clicks.
G+ still needs lot of of work in this area to make it big. Here are my requests:
1. Include search feature when adding people using + button.
2. Way to take out people from a huddle, if it’s created by you.
3. Easy way to include email addresses.
I strongly believe this is going to be the future of communication.
This is by far the best photo exploring app within your circle. Categories are very well thought out. And the layout is very clean and it’s an eye candy. Love it, love it, and love it. I may be biased here because I use Picasa as a primary service for photo sharing.
I’m not completely impressed with this section, there is nothing novel about it. But definitely provides a way to see what’s in your profile.
Circles can be easily created/managed using this app. Even though lot of people don’t like the “suggested people” section, it’s a great way to find people to follow.
Overall it’s clean, slick and fast. Kudos to G+ team for making a better social networking app with the features I really use.
I am sucker for marketing as much as the next guy, so when I am being bombarded with Go Daddy adverts everywhere, where do you think I am going to go, when I want to buy a domain?
So, like the sheep I am I end up going to Go Daddy and before I even give them my money, I feel like I am signing…
1. You can not be right and happy at the same time.
2. Keep the other person happy, you will be happy.
3. If you think you are right, see the rule-1.
Now that you learned the wisdom, re-blog or tweet it.
A typical startup in Coalbrookdale, England, circa 1760. See any Aeron chairs? Nope. Standing desks? Check.
The thing is:
- You’ll eventually get tired of standing, so you really need anadjustable standing desk.
- Coworking spaces are also a must-have for any decent startup now, and few of them have standing desks. How do you get the benefits of both?
In this guide, I’m going to teach you how to make your very own adjustable-height 360-degrees-pivotable standing desk, for free. And the best thing is: you won’t need a pentalobular screwdriver!
Just follow this tutorial, lovingly illustrated with my best MS paint skills.
Lower your chair to the minimum:
(If you don’t have an adjustable height office chair, you can stop here and get yourself a decent chair)
Get your fat ass off your chair, put the chair on the desk, and your Mac Air Book Pro on the chair.
(Of course, if you have a SPARC server, you have two problems now.)
Adjust the height of the chair as needed, and enjoy your new standing desk.
Pro tip: you can even use the 360-degree z-axis pivot feature to show your work to your coworkers.
You think I’m kidding? I’m not kidding:
Amazing resources list put together by Steve Blank.
Research, Web prototyping, Testing and Building Tools
Lists of Tools from Others
SEO and Analytics Tutorials
Search Engine Optimization Tools
Online Marketing Suites
Website Usability Testing
Cloud Services and Tools
Web Development Tools
Misc Office Help
Entrepreneurship Reading List
Useful blogs and links for startups
Angel List for entrepreneurs
Best of Y-Combinator Startup Advice
Raising Venture Capital
Founder Equity Issues
Incubator List/ Local Startup Resources/ Startup Q&A
Must Read Blogs
Executive / Advisory Board Compensation
Boilerplate Venture Funding Documents
More to read
Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson – Ask the VC http://askthevc.com
Dharmesh Shah – On startups http://onstartups.com
Josh Kopelman – Redeye VC http://redeye.firstround.com
David Hornik – VentureBlog http://ventureblog.com
Should be posting more often
Bill Burnham – Burnham’s Beat http://tinyurl.com/4jb4mt
David Cowan – Who Has Time For This? http://whohastimeforthis.com
Steve Barsh – Barsh Bits http://blog.stevebarsh.com
Some of the material I have created or use in my classes does not lend itself to blogs. It’s more reference material. Thus, these pages. I’ll add more as time goes on.
If you’ve gotten this far, here is a visual representation of tenacity and persistence
Photojournalists judge amateurs. We judge you ALL.
Especially today, when you amateurs can pick up a DSLR and try to pretend you are a professional. You throw up a cookie cutter template blog and make a nice logo that says “So & So photography!” You do free “shoots” for friends. You take low-grade photos at parties and put up a album that says “Party Shoot II” You changed your facebook picture to a photo that shows of half your face, the other half is blocked by the still-in-pristine-condition camera (that real photojournalists can’t afford because we do this for a fucking living and make 10% of what you do) which you used once before you took that photo just to post on your facebook profile to announce to the world “look! I have a camera! I’m a photographer!”
Not sure if this is you yet? Let me go on. You bought $4550 in equipment and no clue how to use it. Most likely a $4500 body, with a $50 lens. You shoot RAW without any clue of why you’re doing it or how to process it. You take 300 horrible ‘engagement photos’ where the couple looks staged, awkward, bored. You watermark them all. THEM ALL. You put more time into getting the damn watermark perfect on each of your mediocre shots than actually taking a good photo. You post all 300 mistakes on facebook or your ‘photography’ blog.
Then, oh god, then you ask our opinion. We nod our heads, we smile, we may even say “not bad” or “that one’s nice!” to make you shut up and leave us alone. In reality, we are screaming, pulling out our hair, crying for it to stop because it hurts. We are dissecting your shots, sighing at your straightforward angles, predictable environments and boring lighting.
By the way, we are also annoyed that you charged $25 an hour to take these bad photos that you are now forcing us to look through like a never-ending slideshow from hell. Why? Because people come to us expecting brilliant photos (way better than yours because after all, WE are the professionals) at the same damn price you charge because its your “hobby.” Well screw you. We don’t walk into offices to type up financial documents or pull teeth as our ‘hobby’ charging $10 bucks a pop, so stay the hell away from our livelihood. Not only do you take bad photos, but you make us look at them while you are bringing down our industry and asking for our approval.
So yea, we can’t help it. We judge you, because you suck.
Startups are irrational passion; is not a job.
Amazing: A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms